Information for Schools

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Are you at school and wondering if university is the next step for you? The University of the Highlands and Islands offers qualifications at all levels from access courses to PhD, so you can start where you need to and progress as far as you want.

What do our students say?

“I started my studies at the university on an apprenticeship and ultimately wanted to become a chartered engineer. I continued through the HNC and HND route to the BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Energy Engineering, achieving first-class honours. I am now studying for a masters in engineering.”

Mark Graham, MSc Engineering

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Are you a school leaver?

Are you a school leaver?

Drop-in sessions for S5 and S6 pupils

Our schools recruitment officer will be available for weekly drop-in sessions. These are informal sessions and there is no requirement to book a place. Pupils can join anytime during the two-hour sessions to ask questions about our HNC, HND and degree courses at the university.

Starting: 22 April 2021

Day/time: Thursday, from 12pm to 2pm

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Time

Joining details

20 May 2021

12pm to 2pm

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27 May 2021

12pm to 2pm

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3 June 2021

12pm to 2pm

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10 June 2021

12pm to 2pm

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17 June 2021

12pm to 2pm

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1-2-1 appointments for S5 and S6 pupils

Our schools recruitment officer can also offer 1-2-1 appointments. Pupils can use these appointments for personal statement advice or to ask questions about our range of HNC, HND and degree courses.

Starting: 19 April 2021

Day/time: Monday to Wednesday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and Thursday between 9.30am and 12pm.

To book an appointment drop our schools recruitment officer an email.

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Are you a guidance teacher?

Are you a guidance teacher?

The University of the Highlands and Islands works with secondary schools across Scotland and our schools recruitment officer would be delighted to provide your school with an online live session covering one or more of the following presentations:

An introduction to the University of the Highlands and Islands - covers HNC, HND and degree courses, access and progression routes, locations, and student finance.

Choosing a course and university - covers researching options and factors that pupils should take into consideration when choosing the right course and university.

The UCAS application and personal statement - covers a detailed look at the UCAS application, providing a step-by-step guide, and examining what makes a good personal statement.

After the presentation, your pupils will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

 

Guidance staff informal Q&A session

1-2-1 appointments can also be offered to guidance staff to provide an overview of access and progression routes, our range of courses and support available to students.

Starting: 19 April 2021

Day/time: Monday to Wednesday between 9.30am and 2.30pm and Thursday between 9.30am and 12pm

 

Careers events and parents’ evenings

We are always willing to attend careers events and parents' evenings to provide support to pupils when choosing a course and university.

To find out more about how the University of the Highlands and Islands can work with your school drop our schools recruitment officer an email.

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Are you a senior phase pupil?

Are you a senior phase pupil?

If you are in S4, S5 or S6 you can study with us during your senior phase and access a wide range of subjects and qualifications including foundation apprenticeships, highers, degree and vocational courses.

Studying at your local campus will provide you with a different learning environment compared to school which will help to prepare you for your next step. You will have the chance to meet new people, make new friends and have fun as well as gaining a qualification.

Our campuses offer a wide range of subjects to complement existing school studies and attendance patterns and course choices will vary between locations.

If you are interested in any of our courses, speak to your guidance teacher or you can contact the schools team at your local campus below.

What do our students, teachers and parents say about studying with us during the senior phase?

Liam Macrae studied the architectural technology 1 module on campus in the design studio, one day per week at Inverness College UHI. He then progressed onto the full time BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology in the same location.

Maya studied with the university during her time in 5th and 6th year. She was able to study an online Higher in 5th year and then experienced university level learning during her 6th year. These options allowed her to focus her studies in areas of interest and strengthen her UCAS application with the experience gained.

In this video, hear from staff, parents and school teachers about the advantages of studying with us during the senior phase.

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Are you a parent or carer?

Are you a parent or carer?

At the University of the Highlands and Islands we recognise that helping your son, daughter or looked after child choose the right course and university can be a daunting task, but we have a team of excellent support staff who can support you along the decision-making journey.

Online Q&A session for parents and carers

The university is offering a variety of live Q&A sessions for parents and carers to find out about the unique access and progression options available to our wide range of courses for September 2021.

 

Date

Time

 Q&A session information

Further information

Tuesday, 11 May 2021  13:00 to 14:00 Join us as we chat about the different subject areas we offer and the courses available for September 2021 entry, where students can study, accommodation options and the unique student experience we offer.   Find out more
Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:00 to 14:00 Join us as we chat about our range of degree courses available for September 2021 entry, where you will hear about single and joint honour programmes, entry requirements, accommodation and locations of study. Find out more
Wednesday, 9 June 2021 13:00 to 14:00 Join us as we chat about our range of Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma programmes available for September 2021 entry, where students can study, accommodation options and the unique student experience we offer. Find out more
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 13:00 to 14:00 Join us as we chat about the Clearing process which opens on Monday 5 July 2021, where students can study, entry requirements and support available.  Find out more
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Facebook and Instagram Live sessions

Facebook and Instagram Live sessions

These sessions will focus on applying to courses at the University of the Highlands and Islands and will showcase some of our unique provision for the 2021 academic intake.

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Time

Q&A session information

Further information

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 

13:00 to 14:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 parents and carers: Ask us about our courses

Event information

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

19:00 to 20:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 pupils: Ask us about our courses

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021

13:00 to 14:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 parents and carers: degree courses

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Monday, 31 May 2021

19:00 to 20:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 pupils: degree programmes

Event information

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

13:00 to 14:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 parents and carers: HNC and HND courses

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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

19:00 to 20:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 pupils: HNC and HND courses

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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

13:00 to 14:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 parents and carers: Understanding the Clearing process

Event information

Thursday, 1 July 2021

19:00 to 20:00

Live Q&A for S5/6 pupils: Understanding the Clearing process

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